Setting up the Microsoft Authenticator

If you want to try this new feature, you need to install the Microsoft Authenticator on your Android or iPhone device. Then you need to add a Microsoft account as you would normally do the first time on any service with your username and password. Once the account is configured, on the Microsoft Authenticator app, select the dropdown button on the account tile, and select the Enable phone sign-in option. If you’re adding a new account on your Android or iPhone, you’ll be prompted to enable this feature automatically. After everything is configured, instead of entering your complex password with uppercase, numbers, and symbols, you’ll get a notification on your phone, and then select Approve to sign-in. According to Microsoft, using the new phone sign-in option makes the process easier than using two-step verification, and a lot more secure than only using a password. The new feature is only available for Android and iPhone devices, unfortunately a Microsoft Authenticator for Windows phones is not a priority for the company. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.